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Instant Pot Vegetable Soup with Shredded Chicken

Sandi Gaertner
A flavorful hearty chicken vegetable soup that is made in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
4.69 from 74 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Gluten Free Soup Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 161 kcal



  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts * see note
  • 32 ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • cup onion diced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil (or 2 teaspoons dried basil)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Add olive oil, garlic, and onion to the Instant Pot. Cook on sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add raw chicken, vegetables, diced tomatoes, seasonings, broth, and water.
  • Close and lock the Instant Pot and cook on the soup setting.
  • When the Instant Pot signals it is finished cooking, allow the Instant Pot to depressurize.
  • Open the Instant Pot carefully and remove the chicken breasts. 
  • Shred the chicken and add it back to the soup.
  • Serve hot, garnish with fresh cilantro or basil.



  1. Feel free to use any vegetables you have on-hand for this recipe.
  2. You can use different cuts of chicken if you like, you just won't have the shredded chicken.
To make this recipe stovetop:
  1. add the oil and onion to the soup pot. Cook for 2 minutes and add the rest of the vegetables. 
  2. Cook the vegetables for 5 minutes. Add the chicken (whole breasts), broth, and the rest of the ingredients. 
  3. Cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Boil for 15 minutes and reduce the temperature to low.
  5. Simmer an additional 15-20 minutes
  6. Remove the chicken breasts to a cutting board and shred the meat. Add it back to the soup.
  7. Serve hot.


Serving: 1gCalories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 16gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 435mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2945IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken vegetable soup, instant pot vegetable soup
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